Monday, August 21, 2017

Yekaterinburg Opera, Ballet to produce Tchaikovsky's "Yevgeny Onegin"

The Yekaterinburg State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre will produce Tchaikovsky's "Yevgeny Onegin" this month.

The three-act opera was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and was first performed in Moscow in 1879. The opera is based on Alexander Pushkin's novel in verse. It closely follows the original and retains much of its poetry.

The story follows a selfish hero who lives to regret his rejection of a young woman's love and later involves himself in a fatal duel with his best friend.

Performances will be held on April 27, 29-30 and June 3-6.

The Yekaterinburg Opera and Ballet Theatre is one of Russia's oldest opera theaters. In 2012, the opera celebrated its 100-year anniversary.